In Windows 10, the commonly used keyboard or keyboard and mouse combination operations we should use a lot. However, if you change a way to use some less common keyboard combinations, key and mouse joint operations, the operation efficiency will be greatly improved. I wonder if you will like it?
A, double “key” combination of surprises can win
1. switch tabs without mouse click
Usually, we switch tabs in the window, are done by clicking the mouse. Suppose there is a problem with the mouse at the critical moment, how to operate with the keyboard? In fact, just press the Ctrl+Tab key combination, you can quickly switch tabs. For example, in the task manager window, switch tab operation is so simple (Figure 1).
2. regardless of the front and back quickly switch between open programs
Sometimes we have many programs or documents open, some in the foreground, some retreat hidden in the taskbar, if you want to switch between these programs, although the Win + Tab key combination can also open the timeline to select the task, but the choice also need to move the mouse to click or press another key to select. Instead of clicking on a window or icon, pressing the Alt+Tab key combination is the quickest way to switch. Just keep pressing the key combination, switch to the desired window and then release it. 3.
3. Quickly open the program’s system control menu
Standard Windows program windows have a system control menu, located in the upper left corner of the window, click the icon to open it. In fact, you can quickly open this menu by pressing the Alt+spacebar combination on your keyboard (Figure 2).
4. Shutdown without waiting Quickly close all windows
Even when shutting down the computer after saving a task, we often still find that there are some windows that ask to wait to close, click Close or wait for the automatic end before shutting down the computer. In fact, if you want to shut down quickly, keep pressing Alt+F4 to close all open windows and applications, and then the shutdown dialog box will pop up.
5. Quickly open the command window in administrator mode
To enter the Command Prompt (or Windows PowerShell in administrator mode) window in administrator mode, you often need to operate at least twice through the Start menu, File menu or Cortana to finish it. In fact, just press the Win+X key combination and then press A to enter the Quick Open corresponding menu and automatically select the corresponding command to enter the Administrator Command Prompt (or Windows PowerShell) window (Figure 3).
6. quickly and completely delete files, there is always a good way
Windows has set up the Recycle Bin, perhaps to let everyone take the “regret pill”. But if you definitely do not need some files, then, after selecting the file and press the Shift + Del key combination, you can directly delete the file completely without going through the recycle bin.
Tip: If you are organizing files on the desktop, you can also use your left hand to press the Shift key and then drag the file to the Recycle Bin to completely delete the file (Figure 4).
Second, the combination of keyboard and mouse to play high performance
1. control + dragging multiple choices fast and unbeatable
If we need to select multiple consecutive or discontinuous files, or select multiple consecutive or discontinuous text in the text, press the Ctrl or Shift key and then use the mouse to drag, can quickly select the required part (Figure 5).
Tip: Press Shift and hold it down, then use the four directional arrow keys to select multiple files or this one as well.
2. quickly open properties without the right-click menu
When you want to open the properties window of a file or folder, the common method is to right-click and select “Properties”. In fact, you can press the Alt key on your keyboard and then double-click on the file or folder (Figure 6).
3. quickly create shortcuts without right-clicking
To create a shortcut to a file or folder, we usually right-click and select the “Create Shortcut” command. In fact, to quickly create a shortcut to a file or folder, press Alt and then drag and drop the file or folder to its destination to create a shortcut to the file or folder (Figure 7).
Tip: If you simply press Ctrl and then drag, a copy of the file or folder is created.
4. Show the right-click menu with extended functions
The right-click menu we usually see actually has some reserved items implied by the system. To see these reserved items, press Shift without releasing it before right-clicking the item, so that the extended items can be seen (Figure 8).
5. Exit Explorer by right-clicking on the taskbar
If the Explorer window cannot be closed, you can exit through the taskbar right-click menu. Press the Ctrl+Shift key combination, then right-click on the blank space of the taskbar and select “Exit Explorer” (Figure 9).